Abusing Drugs and Alcohol
Alcoholism and drug addiction are not the same. It is important to properly evaluate assess and diagnosis a person with both disorders.
A person with both alcoholism and drug addiction is often referred to as being "dually-addicted". Some terminology in this industry can be confusing. For example, dually-addicted should not be confused with the term dual diagnosis, which up until recently, meant someone who had a drug or alcohol problem and a mental health diagnosis, such as depression.